Yeah, yeah, yeah — the NFC and AFC Championship Games are this weekend, with the winners going to the Super Bowl. Tom Brady! Aaron Rodgers! And maybe Patrick Mahomes, if he’s recovered from a possible concussion. Sure, we talked about those games on WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment.
But the Detroit Lions also have a new head coach! And Dan Campbell is winning over the fanbase with tough, candid talk and a sense of humor. I’m on board with the hire, as I said on the air (and “in print“).
As we move toward February, the Major League Baseball offseason is showing a pulse after being virtually dormant the past couple of months.
Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dave Stewart proposing a big investment to save his former team leads off our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment. That’s followed up with the New York Yankees taking a chance on pitcher Corey Kluber, who’s been frequently injured during the past two seasons. And are the Chicago Cubs going to trade star third baseman Kris Bryant or not?
Urban Meyer coming out of retirement, leaving a comfortable TV gig with Fox Sports, to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars? According to reports, it’s virtually a done deal. Can Meyer work the same magic he did at Ohio State and Florida? With the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, 11 selections overall, and $100 million in salary cap space, he has an opportunity to remake the Jags in his vision.
On Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Chris Smith, and I discuss Meyer’s move, coaches the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles are considering, and go over the four NFL Divisional Round playoff games this weekend.
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passed away last Friday at the age of 93. Baseball misses having personalities like Lasorda in the dugout who can serve as the face of a franchise.
On Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball spot, Pat Ryan and I talked about Lasorda’s legacy and replayed his most famous postgame rant at a reporter. We also discuss slugger Kyle Schwarber signing with the Washington Nationals and why the Chicago Cubs let him go. And a lawsuit accuses several MLB pitchers of doctoring baseballs with foreign substances.
For each week’s NFL segment on WISE Sports Radio, we usually highlight a few key storylines worth following. Eagles coach Doug Pederson is mad at Brett Favre for questioning the choice of Carson Wentz over Nick Foles at quarterback. Lamar Jackson thinks the Ravens’ offense is too predictable.